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He Preserved the Memory of the Naval War

My latest “Faces of War” column for the Civil War News is now available. An excerpt of the story of Richard Rush, U.S. navy:

The call to action that landed him in the spotlight came long after the rebellion had been put down.

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McDonald's workers to unionize?

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that both McDonald’s and its franchisees are responsible for the treatment of its workers. If the decision holds, it could set a precedent allowing the nearly 300,000 workers at franchises to unionize nationally. 338 more words


Acacia prison escape put down to door defect | The West Australian

A prisoner who launched an escape “Houdini would have been proud of” exploited a design flaw in a door meant to keep him imprisoned, according to Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis. 236 more words


Union presents a plan to restore retiree and workers' healthcare benefits

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Labor unions representing Memphis city workers now say they’re willing to increase insurance deductibles in order to restore health care coverage for their spouses and retirees, and to avoid a 24 percent increase in their premiums. 445 more words


Victorian prison union critical of portrayal of happy prison work environment in recruit ads, after stab events | Herald Sun

(Following stabbing incidents at Barwon and PPP):

A spokesman for the Community and Public Sector Union said staff had been confronted with an incident involving violent armed prisoners. 33 more words


Gang member stabbed in Barwon prison attack | Herald Sun

A HIGH-ranking member of powerful gang Prisoners of War has been severely stabbed in a jail ambush in the state’s highest-security prison.

The injured prisoner, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was attacked by up to six other inmates who were armed, some with homemade knives, at Barwon Prison on Monday. 23 more words


Prisoner stabbed at Port Philip Prison hours after stabbing at Barwon | Herald Sun


Victoria’s other maximum-security jail was also the scene of a stabbing just three hours later. That prisoner was also taken to hospital.


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